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Offline JohanGPS

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Re: Should I buy a Harley-Davidson?
« Reply #20 on: January 23, 2009, 08:18:20 pm »
I share this feeling towards HD. Fark their shop is about 2 km from my house....I hear these farting and I wonder why on earth will one have a bike that can only make a noise? It is almost like the old XR 6 ---converter---converts fuel in sound.
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Re: Should I buy a Harley-Davidson?
« Reply #21 on: January 24, 2009, 07:27:10 am »
A Once went riding with a bunch of HD guys, ride 20kays stop for a beer, hell the Vara's engine wasn't warm yet... so I proposed an additional loop, no they recon to far..., they just love to ride slowly in the trafic 60-80 max & blip the trottle every 30 sec's.

Eish my ears hurt as they were in front of me, That day I swore never again!! I will meet them at the venue but NEVER ride with them farkers again.
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Re: Should I buy a Harley-Davidson?
« Reply #22 on: January 24, 2009, 08:02:03 am »
Hell, you lot are merciless. Give someone else the choice of whether they prefer  :3some: (man love) or  :ricky: Of course, when you attend a Harley gathering, you cannot help but be drawn into the intriguing conversation of what nuts should be used to replace those that are rusting. Oh, and prepare yourself for the fascinating, no riveting, conversation on which polishes work best.  :bueller:

Seeing as over 80% of your time will be spent polishing, rather than riding, the Harley is also a fantastic marriage preserver. So much time will be spent working your manicured hands over the intricate nooks and crannies of your bike, your wife won't worry about your penis size as she'll be quite content with the service she's getting from the pool man.

In all seriousness though, the 2003 Harley VROD is a visually beautiful sculpture in steel which should be in the Smithsonian as the most beautiful bike ever manufactured.

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Re: Should I buy a Harley-Davidson?
« Reply #23 on: January 26, 2009, 02:22:28 pm »
Would that work for a "B M trouble U"?
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Re: Should I buy a Harley-Davidson?
« Reply #24 on: January 26, 2009, 05:14:38 pm »
I will buy a Harley Davidson any day any time, they are great  :biggrin:  :ricky:
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Re: Should I buy a Harley-Davidson?
« Reply #25 on: January 27, 2009, 04:51:09 pm »
i've done some harley trips ,,,cape town and also to the wildfees in thabazimbi

one up the whole of the west coast,,,

was very lekker,,,,what i enjoyed the most was seeing the old toppies faces,,,,

wherever we stopped people would gather and especially die ou manne

i'll never forget when i arranged the groot marico bash i was looking for a sunday breakfast place,,

will never forget the croc farm owners face where we eventually did eat there,,,,

when i mentioned we're bikers he whole face lit up,,,when i said d/s bikes he was bit dissapointed

but anyway they have a kinda magic about them,,,,the old toppies and the harleys
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Re: Should I buy a Harley-Davidson?
« Reply #26 on: January 27, 2009, 04:57:10 pm »
On our last trip up and down to JHB we met up with 3 Harley riders and a guy on a Truimph Truxton. Only saw one lonely KTM near Bloem. Not one other so-called adventure rider in sight.

I guess there's just as many posers on this site as Harley posers, just look at some okes posting in this thread, some not even one ride report posted yet, the one Harley oke told us he ride on dirt no sweat tassles and all.  ;)  :pot:
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Re: Should I buy a Harley-Davidson?
« Reply #27 on: January 27, 2009, 05:01:03 pm »
Hell, you lot are merciless. Give someone else the choice of whether they prefer  :3some: (man love) or  :ricky: Of course, when you attend a Harley gathering, you cannot help but be drawn into the intriguing conversation of what nuts should be used to replace those that are rusting. Oh, and prepare yourself for the fascinating, no riveting, conversation on which polishes work best.  :bueller:

Sounds like the conversations here on WD.  ;D
I think all bikers (Harley riders, Adventurers) all talk about the same kind of stuff.

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In all seriousness though, the 2003 Harley VROD is a visually beautiful sculpture in steel which should be in the Smithsonian as the most beautiful bike ever manufactured.

Lawrence

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You need glasses or a whole new sense of style.
It's not a pretty bike by any means.
 

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Re: Should I buy a Harley-Davidson?
« Reply #28 on: January 27, 2009, 05:39:58 pm »
Unless you're a true-grit, semi-literate, pig-shagging, inbred 'Merican who can honestly lay claim to the lifestyle, I'm afraid you're probably a poser.

Harleys have very little other use than posing.

And the 'lifestyle' surrounding it is just so homo, many gays wouldn't be seen dead on them.

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I said, young man, pick yourself off the ground.
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There's no need to be unhappy.

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I said, young man, when you're short on your dough.
You can stay there, and I'm sure you will find
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But you got to know this one thing!

No man does it all by himself.
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They have everything for you men to enjoy,
You can hang out with all the boys
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You can get yourself cleaned, you can have a good meal,
You can do whatever you feel ...

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You can hang out with all the boys
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Young man, young man, what do you wanna be?


Answer: I want to ride a Harley. Ooh.

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Re: Should I buy a Harley-Davidson?
« Reply #29 on: January 27, 2009, 05:53:40 pm »
I would buy one for sure....  :ricky: fark I have a Buell so I have the engine already, just need the bling now  :drif:
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Re: Should I buy a Harley-Davidson?
« Reply #30 on: November 29, 2016, 08:36:05 am »
Reviving an old thread with a video

<a href="https://www.youtube.com/v/S8Un8HvIsxU" target="_blank" class="new_win">https://www.youtube.com/v/S8Un8HvIsxU</a>

I recently rode a Road King Classic, a Freewheeler, a Road Glide Ultra, and a Street Glide Special.

I enjoyed the Street Glide Special the most. It really is fantastic for what it is. I wouldn't but one - it's just not my thing - but I can totally understand why someone who is into cruisers whould.

My least favourite was the Road Glide Ultra. It's good once it gets going but oh my fuck is it heavy! It's a nightmare to maneuver around a parking lot and it's ugly.

The Road King was meh. It has everything that I dispise about Harley-Davidson. Whitewall tyres, chrome, tassels, analogue clock on the tank, etc.

The Freewheeler is crazy. It looks like a mobility scooter for the infirm and decrepit but it takes skill to ride. Everyone else hated it but I found it to be the most fun precisely because it's such a bad idea.

None of the Harleys appealed to me, but I must admit that maybe one day the Street Glide Special might
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Re: Should I buy a Harley-Davidson?
« Reply #31 on: November 29, 2016, 08:51:11 am »
Heard there was a massive traffic jam on Rooiels and then on Du Toits kloof ....  >:D

Nice vid LS, but wasn't a pisspot compulsory?
 

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Re: Should I buy a Harley-Davidson?
« Reply #32 on: November 29, 2016, 08:56:59 am »
I also took one for a spin!! not allot of handling, but it was fun!! Would love to have one!!
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Re: Should I buy a Harley-Davidson?
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Re: Should I buy a Harley-Davidson?
« Reply #34 on: November 29, 2016, 09:17:40 am »
 :sip: Watty, Broer, you are in big trouble, I once mentioned on this here forum that: "The day I walk with a walking frame, I'll buy a Harley" A member of this here forum PM'ed me and sternly ordered me to withdraw that ugly degrading statement/post, dadelik!, Because there is people out there that "has dreams" and how dare I (you) say thing like that to squash those dreams.
My answer was: "You're a funny man" and that was the truth, I really thought he was funny.
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Re: Should I buy a Harley-Davidson?
« Reply #35 on: November 29, 2016, 09:28:01 am »
 :sip: But, then again, it was nice watching that video, all bikes are really nice, there is just some that I shall not buy, but there's a lot that I would like to see in the garage as well.
I really liked that three wheeler, I must be close the walking frame stage.  :spitcoffee:
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Re: Should I buy a Harley-Davidson?
« Reply #36 on: November 29, 2016, 09:37:49 am »
On our last trip up and down to JHB we met up with 3 Harley riders and a guy on a Truimph Truxton. Only saw one lonely KTM near Bloem. Not one other so-called adventure rider in sight.

I guess there's just as many posers on this site as Harley posers, just look at some okes posting in this thread, some not even one ride report posted yet, the one Harley oke told us he ride on dirt no sweat tassles and all.  ;)  :pot:

 :sip: The adventure riders were on alternative roads.
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Re: Should I buy a Harley-Davidson?
« Reply #37 on: November 29, 2016, 10:07:25 am »
awkward
 

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Re: Should I buy a Harley-Davidson?
« Reply #38 on: November 29, 2016, 11:03:20 am »
 :sip: Iemand het so pas vir my laat weet dat Watty oorlede is,  Ek was nie bewus daarvan nie. Hoop nie ek het aanstoot gegee nie. Sal sy profiel gaan oplees.
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Re: Should I buy a Harley-Davidson?
« Reply #39 on: November 29, 2016, 11:03:39 am »
awkward

Indeed.
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But back on topic: That trike - how does it handle? Dont trikes suffer from massive understeer due to the low weight on the front wheel?
Or am I crazy?

The prettiest Harley ever made is still the XR1200. I would love one.

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